Saturday 8 August 2020

About Today Readings

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

1 Kings 17:8-16. My soul clings to you; your right hand holds me fast – Psalm 62(63):1-8. Colossians 3:12-17. Matthew 6:25-34.

Do not worry about tomorrow: your holy Father knows your needs

Today is an important feast for Australians as we celebrate a woman who deeply relied on God’s goodness and believed in it with all her being.

Elijah did as God asked and was replenished along with the widow of Zarephath because he trusted. Psalm 62 used for so many saints and martyrs speaks of what it is to trust the providence of God. Matthew then speaks of Jesus’ encouragement not to worry about all the little things, leave them to God, God will provide. This reliance on God is hard to follow in our lives and every now and then God gives us a jolt to remind us that all is in hand. When life throws us some really difficult situations it is hard to remember these things but it is good to have a friend or family member who is good at reminding us that God will provide.

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